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Posted by @TomasVH on 26 March, 2014
You can get a sneak preview of the work of National Geographic photographers in the field from your smartphone by following the new @NatGeo Instagram feed. I’m currently on my first assignment for the magazine, working in the high Andes mountains. I’ll post occasional photos from the field shot with my iPhone to the @NatGeo and to my own @TomasVH Instagram feed.
Posted by @TomasVH on 19 August, 2012
If you’ve been following this project, you’ll know that it would not have been possible without the support of 140 individuals through the Emphas.is crowd-funding platform. The International Rescue Committee is also supporting this work and helping to get the word out about the situation in Laos by distributing Open Secret mini-books.
Posted by @TomasVH on 23 October, 2011
December has brought a diverse batch of publications featuring some of my photos. Most notably, one of my images from the Maoist revolution in Nepal was chosen for the book 100 Photos du XXIe Siecle (100 Photos of the 21st Century), which was just published by la Martiniere in France and covers key global events from 2000-2010.
The photo, taken in 2005, shows a young female guerrilla soldier training with a battalion of other Maoists in the village of Gairigaon, which at the time was part of the rebels’ stronghold in far Western Nepal. Bizarrely, the girl in the photo is wearing a Britney Spears t-shirt, despite the fact that she is an indoctrinated Marxist fighter.
The village was two separate plane flights and then another five days walk from Kathmandu. There was no electricity, and the soldiers were training in the yard of a dirt-floored school. Exactly how Britney Spears’ likeness appeared in such a remote scene remains one of the mysteries of globalization. My partner on the trip through the Maoist heartland was TIME journalist Alex Perry, and he recounts more about that journey and other adventures in his book Falling Off the Edge: Globalization, World Peace and Other Lies.
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Next up is a rare peek inside the Facebook offices in Paris, France.
Linked with the announcement that Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME’s Person of the Year, the magazine sent photographers to four of Facebook’s offices around the world. To see some of the images that didn’t make it in TIME, I’ve posted a larger selection here.
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And finally, LIFE.com has compiled the work of five award-winning photographers for a revealing photo essay about Korea.
Hats off to LIFE’s editors for including long, well written captions with each image. The additional information is especially helpful for a place that is so difficult to decipher.
Posted by @TomasVH on 20 December, 2010
An interview about my photography of Red Tourism in China was recently broadcast on Canadian Radio as part of the CBC foreign affairs program, Dispatches. The podcast version of the audio segment can be found at the link below:
CBC came across the photos published in the latest edition of Foreign Policy magazine. FP’s edit can be seen at the link below:
A longer version of the story can be found on my website:
Posted by @TomasVH on 18 May, 2010
Posted by @TomasVH on 7 September, 2009
Interviews about my photography inside North Korea were recently broadcast on the BBC World Service and on NPR’s All Things Considered. The audio segments can be found at the links below:
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*UPDATE, Sept. 2010: For a larger selection of photos, check out North Korea – Secrets and Lies in VII The Magazine.
Posted by @TomasVH on 13 July, 2009